Car sound effects and recordings
Recording of a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from 2014 heavily modified with CNC ported heads, supercharger, custom hydraulic roller mild cam, Lingenfelter pulley, Roto-Fab cold air intake with K&N filter, Stainless Works long tube headers Borla X-Pipe, and X-Force manual controlled sound mufflers and a custom V8, 6.2L, 587hp engine.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sound fx collection includes 209 clips in 19.48 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 2014 version of the American sports car and its custom V8, 6.2L, 587hp engine. The car is heavily modified with CNC ported heads, supercharger, custom hydraulic roller mild cam, Lingenfelter pulley, Roto-Fab cold air intake with K&N filter, Stainless Works long tube headers Borla X-Pipe, and X-Force manual controlled sound mufflers.
The sound bundle gathers 12 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior field recordings. The 11 onboard perspectives feature recordings from the engine, exhaust, and exterior as the car drives at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. The 7 exterior perspectives present driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds as the muscle car departs, arrives, passes by, as well as starts up, shuts down, and idles.
Included with the sound library are Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, custom stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, and 19+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata in every clip. Also included are bonus metadata import files for keywords in seven languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
This library consists of two different sessions where we dropped cars from a crane onto other cars and onto the ground. The first session contains lots of windows being smashed and sounds of car body debris from two hanging cars scratching against each other. During this session, microphones were positioned inside the vehicles as they were dropped from the crane as well. The left side of the onboard recorder comes and goes, but we decided to leave it in the library since it has some very nice bits in it.
I have been spending days at the local auto salvage yard, which is where our 4-wheeled friends end their days – and here's the result:
The Car Doors library gets you 78 mono door open/close sounds from 30 cars, and 6 car trunks, with multiple passes on each for soft and hard closes – all metadata tagged and ready to go!
Before the poor things were being torn apart for spares and placed on top of each other, I had the pleasure of recording a lot of their doors, opening and closing. As they were rubbish anyway, I could really put all my weight into the closing, and not being scared of the consequences. The sounds are from everyday cars, and some had a bit of rattle and rust, or cheap and thin kind of sound to them, others had some nice, heavy, and convincing thump, to them when they closed.
The Car Foley sound effects library features foley recordings of different actions performed inside 13 different cars. It’s 176 files with a total length of 37 minutes, covering actions like closing and opening regular doors, slide doors, hoods, trunks, interior buttons and switches, windows, sunroofs, seatbelts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes, horns and more.
Car Foley 2 sound effects library features foley recordings of different actions performed inside 10 different cars. It’s 130 files with a total length of 30 minutes covering actions like closing and opening regular doors, slide doors, hoods, trunks, interior buttons and switches, windows, seatbelts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes and more.
Inside you’ll find foley recorded in cars like:
Looking for car horn sound effects? This library delivers more than 230 sounds in 80 files. It features recordings such as short, medium and long car horn sounds from both exterior and interior perspectives – and includes recordings from cars such as a Jeep Wrangler (2016 and 2004), Honda Pilot (2008), Ford F150 (2016), Volkswagen Beetle (2002), Merzedes Benz E350 (2010), Corvette Stingray (2015), and a Chevy Silverado (2016).
Disclaimer: Music in the audio demo is not included in the product.
car interiors library is a great supplement for all the car engine sounds that you already own. That way the action on the inside of the car is not stale at all. Dashboard buttons, seatbelts, automatic windows, switches, switching gears, brake, clutch and gas pedals, vents, turning signals. They’re all here!
Got a whole bunch of roaring car engine sounds but then realised that you’re not equipped with all of the boring stuff like:
car door handles, seatbelts, turn signal, air vents, buttons and switches, seats, storage compartments, horns, windows, pedals (gas, brake, clutch), handbrakes wend
and all other Car Interior sound effects? Well then.. look no further! This is just the pack for you.
160 wav files with over 400 single sounds in total. Car Interiors will spice up that car interior scene with real, crisp sounds, recorded from over 6 cars in total!
Buckle up and hold on tight for a huge collection of big wheelers including Hummer H3, Porsche Cayenne, Hyundai H1, Landrover Defender, Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Mitsubishi Outlander, VW Caddy – and there’s more on the list.
Each of these cars comes with detailed individual mechanical characteristics. We used our super-quiet test track in South Africa to deliver the most clean and bright recordings to push your projects to the optimum.
We combined long takes of multi-channel car engine sounds and drive-bys with a comprehensive collection of interior handling sounds such as indicators, ventilation, pedal break, seatbelt and whatever you can think of. Of course, all files contain extensive metadata to provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible.
Our sound designers covered the entire range of possible car sounds.
9 CARS WORTH OF UNTAMED, MIND-BLOWING SFX
Get the legendary sound of classics like the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, Ford Mustang, 1968 Plymouth Satellite and the sheer fury of a 750 horse-power Ford Shelby GT500, among others, in astonishing definition and sublime detail. CARS — V8 is the giant brother of EVERYDAY CARS and CARS – SUVS AND VANS, and it's our third installment in the CARS series.
ONBOARD + EXTERIOR
All onboard engine recordings include slow, medium, fast, steady and other sounds from the engine, exhaust and interior perspective. The exterior features approaches, turning corners, distant sounds, passes, reverses, starts and rev-ups. Additional sounds like handling, horns and more round off the package.
FOR FILM, GAMES AND BEYOND
V8 CARS stands prepared to master any linear or interactive challenge that gets thrown your way as a sound designer. With the vast variety of sounds available, you will have the perfect audio to match at your disposal, whether authentic real-time engine ramps or heavily edited film scenes are on the table. Pay close attention to the changes in perspective in the announcement trailer.
Vehicles: Cars 1: Elements was designed as a tool kit to help you augment your own sound library with a broad mix of 500 automobile sound clips.
The collection features based on their type: luxury car, compact car, sedan, and so on. In particular, the collection features field recordings from:
Also included in the collection are over 100 tracks of various car recordings: peel outs on dirt and gravel, passes, and so on. There is also a mixed selection of car Foley: doors, glove box moves, horns, revs, idles, and more.
Please note: this collection is a “construction kit” of mixed sound fx from various cars. It is not intended to be an authoritative indexing of any one model in particular.
The Cars In Motion sound library gets you exterior sounds of cars driving at different speeds, slow/medium/fast/very fast pass-bys, reverse sounds, accelerations, braking sounds and a lot of additional files. You’ll find different engines, and cars with different character.
From a small BMW 114i through to a powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 with Magna Flow exhaust, up to a fast twin turbo BMW 640D F12. In addition to cars there are also files covering big machines like tractors and excavator.
The library features 561 WAV files with total length of 340 minutes, recorded in 96kHz and 24 bits with a Sound Devices 702, two Sennheisers MKH 8040, Rode NTG3 and Sony PCM-M10.
• Audi A4 Allroad 2.0 TFSI – 73 files – 73 minutes
• Audi A4 B8 2.0 TDI Avant – 11 files – 10 minutes
• BMW 114i E87 – 20 files – 10 minutes
• BMW 530D E60 – 55 files – 21 minutes
• BMW F12 640D Gran Coupe – 87 files – 49 minutes
• Excavator MF 860 – 30 files – 20 minutes
• Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 – 62 files – 51 minutes
• Renault Kangoo 1.6 16V – 71 files – 32 minutes
• Renault Master II 2.8 dTi – 21 files – 13 minutes
• Renault Master F3500 dCi135 – 30 files – 12 minutes
• Tractor Case II CX90 – 15 files – 10 minutes
• Volkswagen Golf II – 26 files – 13 minutes
• Other Cars – 60 files – 23 minutes
Cars In Motion Wet Asphalt sound library is a go to pack for any scene with vehicles driving on snowy / wet roads – featuring a total of 126 files & 150 minutes of audio.
Inside you’ll find single sound effects with different passes on wet and snowy / slushy asphalt roads.
In addition to that there are stereo ambience recordings from different high speed roads with intense and low traffic recorded from normal perspective, and from the ground to capture more tyres friction sound.
Additionally there are recordings of the roads from car interior perspective. Most of the files are stereo recordings.
• 55 files with slush passes
• 50 files with wet asphalt passes
• 21 files with ambient location recordings
The Cars In Motion II sound library was built from 551 WAV files, with total length of 268 minutes. It features exterior sounds of cars driving at different speeds, reverse sounds, accelerations, braking sounds and a lot of additional files. You’ll find different sounding engines, from a small Seat Ibiza through a powerful Porsche Cayenne, up to a fast Subaru Impreza WRX. In addition to cars there are also random cars folder, that contains everything from regular cars up to trucks and buses. Here’s a list of all the cars that are part of this library:
Regular everyday cars are part of any working sound designer’s toolbox. Vehicles with some character but nothing that calls too much attention to itself. This 1990 Chevrolet Berretta is one of those cars:
It’s got a little oomph when the engine revs up and still maintains presence at low speeds. It works great for taxi cabs, police cruisers or regular sedans.
This collection will give you a proper amount of coverage at a variety of speeds including by’s, start & aways, up & stops, 3 point turns, onboards (engine/tailpipe) as well as some character doors (interior and exterior), and switches.
This is a modern and unique library of a Chevrolet Camaro 2000 Z28, 5.7 litre LS1 V8 engine with a loud and throaty 3.5 inch MagnaFlow exhaust. It includes exterior (both engine and exhaust mics) and interior stereo perspectives, plus Foley. Note that the 4-track files are not quad recordings, but intended to be separated into two different monos and a stereo. Enjoy!
‘Cityscapes and street’ is a collection of different atmospheres, recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria. Inside you will find various cityscapes from hectic street traffic through city parks, subway stations, pedestrian zones to quiet morning urban sounds. This package covers various city states and is an excellent choice for filling your library or using it in a project where urban environment is necessary. Enjoy the varied sounds of the city.
Classic Car Pass Bys consists of 231 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From Jaguar E-Types and Ford Mustangs, to Triumph Spitfires, Ferrari 250s and more.
Classic vehicles is a jam packed high-quality classic vehicle sound library filled with fantastic engine starts, engine revs, engine idles, door opening/closing, kick starts and much much more! Recorded at 24 bit/192 kHz you’ll be able to pitch/bend these sounds to your hearts desire to create some truly monstrous sounds! The vehicles in this library are: a custom 1930 Ford Model A with a V8 flathead engine & a 1967 Triumph Bonneville. Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your sound FX library.
Recording of a Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 with a modified V8 7 litre engine with long tube headers, 3 inch straight pipes and a ProCharger.
The Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 sound collection features a 2009 version of the American car in 166 clips and 13.05 gigabytes of audio. It includes field recordings of its modified V8 7 litre engine with long tube headers, 3 inch straight pipes and a ProCharger.
The sound library includes a total of 26 synchronized channels from both onboard and exterior perspectives. The onboard takes include interior, engine, and exhaust recordings as the car drives at steady RPMs, with ramps, and shifting gears. 7 exterior perspectives share driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds as the car departs, arrives, reverses, and passes by.
Also included in the package are Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, custom stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, detailed metadata embedded in each clip, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
CROWDS in TOKYO features Japanese crowds (walla) from authentic izakaya bars, cafes, train stations, and shopping streets, fish market streets and more.
And STREETS in TOKYO features busy traffics on highways, main streets, and distant traffic from alleys and city rumble and more.
4-channel recording of an old Dacia 1310 driving in the city and on motorway, recorded with 2 DPA 4061 mics (one on the engine and the other on the exhaust) plus a Sony PCM D100 in the boot. These sounds can be used to portray this specific model, but also as sound design material for old carburetor engine vehicles or rickety rattletraps.
An in-depth recording of a Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi from 1970. This engine is the all-time most-famous American V8.
It is a 426 cubic inch engine with hemispherical combustion chambers and it is rated 425 horsepower from the factory.
The recording consists of eight onboard channels, intake, two engine, three exhaust and interior, and eight exterior channels.
It contains startups, shutdowns, idle, driving at different speeds, accelerations and decelerations, kickdowns, burnouts, aways, approaches, stops, passbys, foley and much more. Total recording time is 25min 58s.
Recording of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat from 2015 with a supercharged V8 6.2 Hemi engine with 707 horsepower and 650 lb/ft of torque.
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat sound fx collection features 196 clips in 15.08 gigabytes of audio from a 2015 version of this American sports car. It depicts the sound of its supercharged V8 6.2 Hemi engine with 707 horsepower and 650 lb/ft of torque.
A total of 12 synchronized takes share exterior and onboard field recordings. The 7 exterior perspectives captured driving from slow to fast speed as the muscle car departs, passes by, and arrives, as well as starts and shuts off, idles, and more. The 10 onboard takes arrange microphones in the cabin, the engine, and at the exhaust as the car drives with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. Three bonus custom stereo mixes are also available of the onboard perspectives.
The bundle includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions and 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments embedded in every clip.
The Dodge Challenger R/T sound library includes 25 takes from a 1971 American muscle car. This classic vehicle features a 500+ hp V8 440 c.i. engine with Edelbrock Performer heads, Hooker headers and Magnaflow X-pipe system, and a 3 gear automatic transmission. There are 434 clips in 15.27 gigabytes.
10 exterior perspectives (22 channels) depict the car passing, approaching, and departing at four locations and multiple distances. The 10 onboard perspectives (11 channels) include driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds from the engine, exhaust, and interior. The car is driven with gearshifts, steadies, and ramps. The collection also gathers idles, blips, horns, and various sound fx. Every clip is synchronized across all perspectives and comes with 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS spotlight metadata.
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